A member of Southwestern Watercolor Society, Society of Watercolor Artists, and Star Harbor Watercolor Society, Celene paints in watercolor and soft pastel. Known for her vivid use of color and varied subject matter, her work has received multiple awards including Best of Show (Henderson County Art Show and Mineola League of the Arts Annual Show), ribbons every year at the State Fair of Texas 2007-2012 including 4 blues, and 3rd place in watercolor at the Irving Art Association juried Wildlife Show 2010. Her work has been chosen for juried competitions--Southwestern Watercolor Society 2009 & 2011 Annual Show, Gallery Main Street twice in 2010 & 2011, the Irving Art Association 2010 & 2011 Wildlife Show, Society of Watercolor Artists member show 2012 and 2013 International Juried Show, and Richardson Civic Art Society Regional show 2011 and 2012.
About me--I am a retired elementary teacher/principal. Watercolor paintings have always called to me, and I vowed to take watercolor painting lessons when I retired (my only prior art instruction was one high school art class). I discovered watercolor was quite a challenging medium, and I continue to learn with each painting I attempt. My adventure into soft pastel painting began 3 years ago--just love the richness of the pigments and the tactile experience of the application.